• Search for suspects behind violent home invasion in Tavares


    TAVARES, Fla. - Police are looking for as many as two people involved in a home invasion and shooting in Tavares Monday night. 

    Officers responded to a report of a home invasion on Rosewood Lane around 9:30 p.m. 

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    Sgt. John Hall told Channel 9's Ty Russell Tuesday morning a 38-year-old Willie Shelton was shot in the abdomen and was taken to a nearby hospital. The man's girlfriend was also in the house at the time, but was not hurt.

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    Police originally said they had someone in custody, but later said on Facebook that person was not involved. Police also said witnesses saw two people in the area.

    Meanwhile, Shelton is stable and talking to detectives.

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    Police advise residents to avoid the area while officers investigate. Police do not believe there is a greater threat to the community.

    This is not the first time police have investigated a serious crime at the Rosewood apartment complex.

    In January, police investigated the still-unsolved murder of a 25-year-old woman. Police don't believe those cases are connected.

    The apartment was also the scene of a drive-by shooting that injured a two-year-old girl last year.

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